Our story in 200 words

After more than ten years of specifying, selecting, designing and building software, Kohera is a team to put on your shortlist.

Started in 2004, Kohera was always intended to be a top IT service provider. With a backbone of solid service provision like specialized website hosting and bespoke web design, within five years it became clear that our core business offering should be providing an interface between business people and IT and design teams, whether theirs or ours.

It wasn't long before clients were requesting bespoke software solutions and asking Kohera to approve, extend and manage the ongoing development of complex software platforms. In the minds of our clients, Kohera really stands for quality advice and support in their strategic IT thinking, as well as the home of excellent software development metholodogy and talent.

Read on, and you might well discover that Kohera is the ideal point of contact for you as well. Take a look at our work and the opinions of our clients and then feel free to write to us or call to discuss your particular situation.


Take a closer look at our amazing team

James Valentine

Chief Executive Officer

James is one of the most sophisticated analytical thinkers in the field. With a strong awareness of how to translate client requirements into technical specifics, he proves again and again that he can direct and shape a team to achieve superlative results.

Daryl Knight

Front-End Design Consultant

With top-end web design skills and a flair for front-end software development, Daryl closes the form and function loop, particularly with regard to interface designs which work responsively to the wide array of screen dimensions that must be supported in the modern web.

Grahame Rooke

Company Secretary

Far more than a support role, Grahame's wizardry with the figures helps ensure that projects are run to budget and that administrative requirements are kept on top of, all the time.


Our most popular offerings

Build a team

We can put together the software development team you need, for the requirements and business dynamic you have, whether for one project or longer term.

Work with your team

We can help your team gel together, assist them with the actual technical development and provide an often much-needed buffer between you and the technical elements of the process, helping everyone get results.

Development Support

Software needs a "stack" of technologies to run on. Kohera can select and configure that stack, whether it's a cloud-based Java environment or a small installation within your office for development purposes. We then provide the on-going remote systems administration.


SideOffice is Kohera's own software product, simplifying business management of all kinds. It's a flexible, extensible approach to keeping track of your clients, stock, product line, purchase orders; you name it! We can use it as the basis of your own management system, saving months of costly development.

Web Hosting

For websites and web application projects of all sizes, Kohera provides premium, traditional or bespoke hosting environments, including e-mail, offering high security, data retention and any kind of configuration you might require.

On Site

Most of our work is completed remotely, but if you do require on-site support in bids, meetings or simply team development sessions, we can arrange it internationally.


From our clients

Southampton University is a diverse ecosystem of faculties, many of which seek to capitalize on their research efforts by selling into the business sector. SideOffice assists users to share contacts, but crucially, to control who may gain access to sensitive contact data. Because all activity with a client is recorded, it is easy to see what other projects are in progress and to ensure that any contact made with a firm is through the "Lead Contact" who manages the relationship. Southampton's bespoke requirements for data storage and delivery made SideOffice the safe, reliable, flexible choice. Even now, several months after deployment, users are seeing new functionality. SideOffice development made it easy to have implemented their suggestions as to how the client <--> user interaction could be improved.

James came to visit me with the potential of providing a bespoke system that took our quotations, changed them to jobs, had the functionality to issue purchase orders to suppliers and more importantly also had the facility to grow with the company in time. All this in one easy to use system. This with no doubt has been a whirlwind for James working with us, as the predicted timescales have been considerably shortened with the company growing at a pace. Firstly, I would like to say that if you want to work with a company that has vision, understanding, the ability to interpret your requirements to a level that you would think they know your business as well as you do, coupled with great interpersonal skills then stop searching, YOU'RE HERE! There is not a functionality that we require as a business that James has not added and made work to suit our needs. The system now alerts us at all levels, can let our clients see their works and request more! The system now lets me email purchase orders immediately, I can set access levels for all my team so they can only look at what at what their role requires….great peace of mind. It seems the potential of the system is infinite and will be one system that the company can use for a long time to come. I guess what I'm trying to say in summary is, disappointment is not an option to James, fantastic can-do attitude from Kohera, a system that is streamlining my business.

Web4Law assists legal firms in meeting the risk management requirements of their Professional Indemnity insurer. This helps solictors to pay lower annual premiums. The Web4Law version of SideOffice is integrated with the company's website. Purchases are linked to client records, and where the client record does not already exist it is created. E-mails which have been sent to clients are automatically added to the database, linked to the client for easy reference. Traditional solicitors' firms still respond to direct mailing, so Web4Law can quickly produce a list of recipients to use in label printing, for example. They make use of the system-wide CSV export feature to continue deeper financial analysis in a spreadsheet. Couple this with the high-quality filtering and reporting features SideOffice provides and the result is a unified interface for handling a breadth of record types, with the option of quickly adding many more.


We're always on the hunt for new partners!


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